D-311, Initial Attack Dispatcher
This course is designed to provide a consistent knowledge and skill base for the Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP). The concepts taught in this course will help an IADP perform at an acceptable level on a national basis without regard to geographic boundaries. The course is a mix of lecture/discussion, group exercises, and simulation. Students will have the opportunity to practice new skills in the exercise and simulation portions of the class.
- Dispatch multiple resources to an incident using standard procedures.
- Identify the common roles of an IADP in the initial attack dispatch environment.
- Practice multitasking and prioritizing actions in a realistic situation.
Initial Attack Dispatchers desiring to be available for national mobilization (across geographic area boundaries).
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Course Session Offerings
Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for D-311 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
- Successful completion of Basic Firefighter (S-130) and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190).
- Qualified as Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC).
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Associated Position Task Books
Initial Attack Dispatcher (PMS 311-60)